I can't believe it's been five years since I took the plunge and shopped my first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And in that time, I went from awkward outsider to becoming somewhat of an expert on the sale—okay, maybe "expert" is too strong a word, but I do have some experience at this point. So I wanted to share my tried-and-true favorites for those of you who might be new to the sale and are working with a tight budget, because I totally GET IT. No hype, just help. Here are a few of the items I already own and love from the sale, plus links to the exact (or very similar items) being offered in this year's sale.
Kate Beckinsale makes a grocery run look glamorous in a long, flowing cardigan and stiletto ankle booties! Her sequin face mask, oversized sunglasses and high ponytail finished with a scrunchie add to her chic and feminine ensemble.
We're always working on our comfort/cute balance, now more than ever during quarantine. Brie Larson serves as inspiration of how to work in a few posh pieces to an otherwise casual look. Her Jacquemus straw tote takes the cake for most stylish summer statement bag—and this H&M look-a-like has the same vibe for so much less!
You don't have to look far to find budget-friendly alternatives to all your favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds. In fact, Nordstrom offers both the splurge-worthy items and the dupes, right under one (virtual) roof!